19 days in Alberta Itinerary

19 days in Alberta Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alberta trip itinerary planner

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Calgary
— 4 nights
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Banff National Park
— 5 nights
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Jasper National Park
— 4 nights
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Edmonton
— 3 nights
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Calgary

— 4 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Step out of Calgary with an excursion to Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller--about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: meet the residents at The Calgary Zoo, stroll through Heritage Park Historical Village, walk around Spruce Meadows, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Midnapore Chapel.

For traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Calgary trip builder tool.

Ahmedabad, India to Calgary is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12.5 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Calgary. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Ahmedabad in December, with highs in Calgary at -2°C and lows at -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Banff National Park

— 5 nights
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
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For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Banff National Park tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Calgary to Banff National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Calgary in December, things will get a bit cooler in Banff National Park: highs are around -10°C and lows about -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Jasper National Park

— 4 nights
The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, sprawling Jasper National Park encompasses more than 10,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi) of largely unspoiled mountain wilderness.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Marmot Basin Ski Area, take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon, take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls, and head outdoors with Old Fort Point.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park travel route site.

Traveling by car from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Banff National Park in December, expect nights in Jasper National Park to be about the same, around -18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Edmonton.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping

Edmonton

— 3 nights

Canada's Festival City

Though it suffers from frigid temperatures for much of the year, Edmonton offers a range of tourist activities for all four seasons.
Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Elk Island National Park. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at West Edmonton Mall, get all the information you need at Alberta Legislature Building, get to know the resident critters at Edmonton Valley Zoo, and see the sky in a new way at TELUS World of Science - Edmonton.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Edmonton route planning site.

Getting from Jasper National Park to Edmonton by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Edmonton are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Edmonton

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Alberta travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Parks · Waterfalls
Home to two of the world's oldest national parks, Alberta draws millions of visitors with its scenic landscapes ideal for skiing, hiking, and camping. Few leave this western Canadian province without a visit to Lake Louise, arguably the biggest attraction in Alberta. The pristine area around this glacial body of water offers some of the world's finest trails for mountain biking and horseback riding, while a nearby ski resort provides runs for alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and heli-skiing. If you get sated of all those picture-perfect natural landscapes, add Calgary or Edmonton to your Alberta trip itinerary. Both offer good tourist infrastructure and host renowned festivals, celebrating everything from the country's ranching culture to folk music.